Kotaku - In Japan, South Korea is now cool. Speaking and singing the local lingo, Korean popstars like Girls' Generation rule the charts and appear on Japanese variety shows and in commercials. It wasn't always that way.
Japan and South Korea have a long, shared, and bloody history, with Japan recently colonizing the country. At the turn of the century, Korea's history and language were suppressed. And then there were the atrocities such as forced sexual slavery.